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Fried Squash Blossoms

Published: June 13, 2009

Eat your vegetables—and flowers, too! Fry up a bouquet of edible squash blossoms for a spicy snack.

Squash Blossoms

Squash Blossoms

Fried Squash Blossoms

  • 12 large squash blossoms, freshly picked (use male flowers with the single tubular stamen)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Combine batter ingredients. Heat 1/2 to 1 cup oil in a saucepan. Dip squash blossoms in batter until coated and fry in hot oil until golden brown, less than 1 minute. Drain on paper towel and serve warm.

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